ERNIE BALL MUSIC MAN Reveals New “Mariposa” Signature Guitar From THE MARS VOLTA Mastermind Omar Rodríguez-López

Behold! Guitar wizard and musical mastermind Omar Rodríguez-López (The Mars Volta / At the Drive-In) has teamed up with Ernie Ball Music Man to release a brand new signature guitar known as “The Mariposa.” This guitar is an absolute stone-cold FOX, and comes in four different finishes to choose from! Some of the features include a beautiful laser-etched floral pickguard, custom electronics designed for both heavy and delicate music, a unique lightweight okoume body shape, tethered tone circuit for a passive interaction between two volume pots, and Shaller M6-IND gold or chrome locking tuners.


Check out the video below for a closer look:

SWEET LOOKING GUITAR RIGHT? As I mentioned above, The Mariposa comes in four different finishes. What are they? Keep scrolling to take a gander!

Dorado Green
Imperial Black
Imperial White
Pueblo Pink

Stoked? ME TOO. Here are the detailed specs:

Size11-7/8″ wide, 1-5/8″ thick, 37-1/2″ long (30.2 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 95.3 cm long)
Body WoodOkoume
Body FinishHigh gloss polyester
Body ColorsImperial Black, Imperial White, Pueblo Pink, Dorado Green
BridgeMusic Man® Modern tremolo with chevron cover and vintage bent steel saddles
PickguardBlack, White, Torrid Maroon, Turbulent Green
Scale Length25-1/2″ (64.8 cm)
Neck Radius10″ (25.4 cm)
Headstock Size6-3/8″ (16.2 cm) long
Frets22 – High profile, medium width
Neck Width2-1/4″ (56.9 mm)
Neck WoodRoasted maple neck
Fret MarkersAtlante Blocks
Neck FinishGunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
Neck ColorsNatural
Tuning MachinesSchaller M6-IND locking (Gold / Chrome)
Truss RodAdjustable – no component or string removal
Neck Attachment5 bolt, sculpted neck joint
Electronic ShieldingGraphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum control cover
Controls500kohm volume for each pickup
Switching3-way toggle pickup selector
PickupsHH – 2 Music Man® custom-wound humbucking with gold/chrome covers
Left HandedNo
Strings10p-13p-17p-26-36-46 (RPS 10 Slinkys #2240)

Ironically, there are no lefties are available yet – so some of y’all might have to pull a Hendrix to get those RIFFS in. Still interested in learning more? Check out the Music Man website to see the complete details. It looks like street price is $2,999.00 so start saving your pennies!

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